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    Default annoying newbies who talk thrash about other ppl and think they are good?

    i hate people who knows nothing and talk trash...

    how do you deal with such people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    i hate people who knows nothing and talk trash...

    how do you deal with such people?
    Can't you tolerate and teach them? What if they do not know it is incorrect?
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    yes... ignore but can't totally block his voice out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    yes... ignore but can't totally block his voice out.
    he is sitting beside you? use your earphones or ear plugs.

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    talk trash does not matter....

    but better don't teach the wrong thing if he knows nuts, I will never let it go if this happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    he is sitting beside you? use your earphones or ear plugs.
    What if he's referring to his significant other? Can't just put on the ear plugs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    What if he's referring to his significant other? Can't just put on the ear plugs...
    didnt know can refer to gf as newbie? new gf now known as newbie ah? i prefer to just call her a new gf.

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    just ignore. no need to go down to their level.

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    yes, no need to go down to his level. just hope that he will lower his ego 1 day and just learn

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    I kinda like them around actually. Very entertaining.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    i hate people who knows nothing and talk trash...

    how do you deal with such people?
    Wah, we need all sorts of people around. More entertaining for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    talk trash does not matter....

    but better don't teach the wrong thing if he knows nuts, I will never let it go if this happened.
    You would be very busy at those quarterly computer show camera booth, if you are there to listen
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    Quote Originally Posted by gammatian View Post
    Wah, we need all sorts of people around. More entertaining for everyone.
    Yes, there are all sorts of people around. Including big-headed or half-trained photographers (there are quite a few, surprisingly) who haven't posted any decent portraits or joined shoot outings and still want to act like expert. Some won very solid awards, become yaya liao, then use pictures of cats/goats/mice/freak pictures to suan newbies and GWCs here and there. Well, yes, it is becoming very entertaining and I am enjoying the show with a box of chocolates in my hands.

    I think, if we can have this thread, plus that thread about GWCs, then we are heading towards something bad. I first thought this site treats members equally, but no - it is heading towards photography elitism rather than constructing a united community. I see a gradual and constant discrimination against GWCs and newbies. This is why nowadays I don't even come here. This site is getting bad to worse. Well, I won't say too much. All of you can see for yourselves. Kopitiam and PhotoShoots now have much more visitors than P&P. Three years ago it was the opposite. That answers all. People are just interested in joining shoots and not interested in sharing pics. Don't think we have a lot of members and we will be safe. Never fancy that idea. The thread hits are dropping although we have more members.

    Please go on biting each other and mocking each other. We will see what happens. This is not a community all. It is like 一盘散沙. As I have mentioned before, I urge somebody to shutdown Kopitiam for the time being. This is a photo forum anyway. Why need a coffeshop? If you shut it down, people will at least concentrate more on the picture threads. Do you see any 'Coffeeshop' in photo.net, pbase, or poco? Well this is only a suggestion. Don't take it too seriously. Don't Take It Too Seriously, Okay?

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    Newbie is a relative term. Just because i know the answer to what they are asking does not make me any better than them.

    Anyway, the forum has degenerated over the years. Good stuffs comes few and far inbetween...

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    Well......we were all newbies once before.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    i hate people who knows nothing and talk trash...

    how do you deal with such people?
    Ahh now your statement sounds very arrogant and one might be tempted to ask how long you've been a photographer and if you're referring to online or real life events.

    Regardless, patience is needed to catch and kill an idiot. Some,being idiots of a monumental nature never do learn (I can think of at least one SG based pro who falls in to this category), while others are talking rubbish due to being poorly informed after reading so many half-assed posts by instant experts in photography and other areas. Sadly this applies to most amateurs after a period of time, in what's known as "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" phase of photography.

    In real life I seldom have much to do with amateur photographers, as being a professional photographer keeps me way to busy to have much time to spare for "fun" photoshoots. With that said I do sometimes cross paths with new amateurs and in most cases I will give them assistance and advice if requested even to the point of gently explaining theory in terms they can comprehend.

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    gaffertape, but if you really not nice to them salonpas also works

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcf View Post
    You would be very busy at those quarterly computer show camera booth, if you are there to listen
    ha! I see, too bad, I don't go to IT show sort of things....
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    didnt know can refer to gf as newbie? new gf now known as newbie ah? i prefer to just call her a new gf.


    Haha!

    Anyway, yea, we were all newbies once, am most willing to share my pathetic photographic knowledge to newbies.

    But of course, there are some newbies, erm, how should I put it.. Know abit than mouth like cannon? oh well, those are the times when ear monitors or noise cancelling headphones & portable amps plugged to your mp3 player does help alot

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